Patent Number: 6,254,354

Title: Enhanced suction gas management in a refrigeration compressor

Abstract: A hermetic reciprocating compressor employs a motor end cap through which suction gas passes in heat exchange contact with the compressor drive motor enroute to the compressor. The end cap has a suction gas aperture and employs apparatus for preventing the entry of debris thereinto and defines a closeable aperture through which the gap between the rotor and stator of the compressor drive motor is accessible during the compressor manufacturing process.

Inventors: Sonnier, Jr.; W. J. (Tyler, TX), Davenport; Kendall D. (Tyler, TX)

Assignee: American Standard Inc.

International Classification: F04B 39/16 (20060101); F04B 019/24 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018